More than half of students from low‑income households
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My students need 25 copies of "The Lemonade War," to participate in our first literacy project of the school year.
Connect the dots! Remember that? Most of my students can efficiently complete a connect the dots puzzle, number sequence. However, the majority of my students cannot "connect the dots," within literature. About 75% of my students struggle to make text connections during reading.
The students I teach find themselves in a middle to low socioeconomic class.
Opportunities are wanted but not always available for several reasons. The absence of money, time, exposure, and parent and community involvement contribute to the deficiencies the students of North Carolina face. While obstacles arise I am privileged to serve some the most tenacious contenders in the state. All they need is exposure. American actor and film producer, Zachary Quinto once stated, "I recognized that I had a window of opportunity that had opened to me because of my exposure as an actor." I want my students to be able to quote a similar proclamation, " I recognized that I had a window of opportunity that had opened to me because of my exposure to quality educational experiences."
In using "The Lemonade War," students will have the chance to create and collaborate with peers. Students will join together in teams of three or four and decide on a small business idea. The business must be managed by the children. Adults may advise. Businesses can provide goods or services. The project must contain the following components: a business name, specified product or service, sales strategy, tentative profit outline, advertisements, targeted audience, and sales tactics. After planning and acquisition of products students will participate in Kid-Venture Day. Students will set up their shops and stations in a designated space and students across the school will be able to walk around and purchase the goods or services provided for them. This project integrates most subject areas especially and provides real life exposure and experience for students. It is a tool that will begin conditioning their minds. Students will begin thinking as entrepreneurs.
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity (Aristotle).
Educational exposure and experience is the only opportunity for prosperity that some students will ever receive. If we don't offer exposure, then who will? Just thinking about what students could be exposed to troubles me. Does it trouble you? Are you willing to help change the pulse of the up and coming generation? I know I am. Let's be dedicated to the cause.
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